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Everyone In Ohio Must Do This One Majestic Winter Hike

In the right place, hiking in the winter can be a nearly majestic experience.

What’s arguably Ohio’s favorite hiking spot is unbelievably beautiful in the winter. Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park transforms into a magical winter wonderland during the winter months. Frozen waterfalls, snow covered trees and eerie caves abound—and it’s something to experience first-hand, because no picture can truly do it justice.

Popular, must-see landmarks along these trails include Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Upper and Lower Falls, the Sphinx Head, Ash Cave and the Devil’s Bathtub. To view specific trail maps with exact distances and estimated times of completion, click here.

Each year, the park hosts a group hike in January that features a 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. While this year’s hike has passed, we thought you would enjoy this video of a captivating winter hike last year after a signifiant snowfall:

What do think of this winter wonderland hiking destination? Have you ever participated in the park’s annual hike and/or set out on your own winter adventure at Old Man’s Cave? Share your thoughts, experiences and any photos you may have in the comments below!

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.